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RobertoOrtiz
09-25-2006, 03:11 PM
http://www.roundshot.ch/xml_1/internet/de/application/d438/d925/f934.cfm-R

AdamHerbert
09-25-2006, 04:17 PM
That thing is gigantic!:eek:

durbdk
09-25-2006, 04:32 PM
http://www.roundshot.ch/pictures/Seitz-6x17-front-left-450.jpg

LOL, does that thing come with a trailer? :D BTW, it weighs 2.8 KG
http://www.roundshot.ch/pictures/Seitz-6x17-handheld.jpg

Seriously though, impressive specs, but, come on, it looks like it was made by Mattel.

Actually, takes some pretty cool pics. Keep in mind, the verticle resolution on this pic is actually 7,500 pixels. Damn! :argh:

http://www.roundshot.ch/pictures/Architektur-750-Achim-Wasse.jpg

havokzprodigy
09-25-2006, 04:53 PM
I guess size does matter.

Would love to be shooting textures with that.:drool:

saintneko
09-25-2006, 04:54 PM
Damn, and I thought my Sigma SD10 was a hefty mofo. I guess I'll not bitch about it's size and non-portability any longer.

I think I'll wait, and cannon will have a 1 lb model that does close enough resolution in about 4 years to make this camera fairly obsolete. And it'll be 1/30th of the price. :D

Brötje
09-25-2006, 06:05 PM
Oh, you just KNOW that they are incorporate that thing into a cellphone sooner or later. :D

Kaostick
09-25-2006, 06:09 PM
I can't believe they don't have a full res sample image on their site... (joking, of course) :D

UrbanFuturistic
09-25-2006, 06:23 PM
Dear Seitz,

Define 'mobile'.

yours sincerely, Paul

PS. Bloody Norah! My cheapass laptop weighs less than that thing!

PPS. How much?!?

But yeah, :drool:

EDIT:Storage Device: Portable Mac Mini 1.66Hz Intel Core Duo (2 MB Cache, 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X, Windows XP) :surprised

Kaostick
09-25-2006, 08:57 PM
Storage Device: Portable Mac Mini 1.66Hz Intel Core Duo (2 MB Cache, 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X, Windows XP)

I'm hoping the left a "G" out of that line accidently. :D

saintneko
09-26-2006, 03:30 AM
I'm hoping the left a "G" out of that line accidently. :D

Smells like an OCR fubar to me. 1.66hz vs 1.6Ghz ?

DrFx
09-26-2006, 09:46 AM
Looks like something Flavor Flav would use!

nudelsalat
09-26-2006, 12:43 PM
they should imrpove the quality of 5-10MP Cameras first.

NRG-Alpha
09-26-2006, 01:10 PM
The 5-10 mega pixel cameras are in constant improvements. FujiFil just announced a new version of their previous 6 mega pixel sensor. Imrpovements include better dynamic range, as well as lower noise at higher ISO settings... Im sure companies like Canon, Nikon and Sony are doing the same.

Speaking of photography, for those who don't know, PhotoKina is now in effect (this is an imaging trade show that happens once every two years in germany).

Here is the link:
http://80.237.211.11/wEnglisch/photokina/index.htm

You can get the alot of news from this site as well...
http://www.dpreview.com/

Cheers,

NRG

Dennik
09-26-2006, 06:37 PM
Hmmm, its expensive to be a voyeur these days! :scream:

saintneko
09-26-2006, 06:47 PM
Hmmm, its expensive to be a voyeur these days! :scream:

Only if you need to count atoms on whomever you're voyeurizing. :)

lollygag
09-26-2006, 07:19 PM
I dont get why the images used on the website are from the 1989 Aloha Classic Windsurfing World Cup at Ho'okipa Beach Park.. that camera sure as hell didnt take them.

Plus.. the image is repeating.. thats not Ho'okipas wave.

hiphopcr
09-26-2006, 09:06 PM
http://www.roundshot.ch/pictures/Seitz-6x17-handheld.jpg

Oh snap, I thought that was a photoshopped picture making fun of it.... it's the real thing!

paintbox
09-26-2006, 09:42 PM
I am wondering why the camera has to be as wide as the aspect ratio of the photo, I mean, this is digital, surely the sensor isn't THAT big? right?

And second, you'd better have a top-notch lens to go with such a resolution!

I think this camera doesn't add anything to the existing market. I'd rather choose one of these : the P45 from PhaseOne (http://www.phaseone.com/Content/p1digitalbacks/P%2045.aspx) if I was in that market. (39MP sensor)
(http://www.phaseone.com/Content/p1digitalbacks/P%2045.aspx)

nudelsalat
09-27-2006, 07:42 AM
I am wondering why the camera has to be as wide as the aspect ratio of the photo, I mean, this is digital, surely the sensor isn't THAT big? right?

Probably cause the camera needs its own pc to process and and story the images.

Dennik
09-27-2006, 01:22 PM
Probably cause the camera needs its own pc to process and and story the images.

Its almost 20" wide or half a meter which is a funny shape for a camera, needless to say inconvenient to handle. It would make more sense, to put whatever they are storing inside, back to back so that it has more depth than width.

Reading the specifications pdf says that they transfer the images via a gigabit ethernet to an external storage and computer, where they can be manipulated. So i'm guessing the computer is not inside the camera. It probably has a memory for a few pictures, as each of those is about a gigabyte big.

Mike Pauza
09-27-2006, 09:31 PM
"Output Resolution" is pretty meaningless without also talking about about what kind of "actual resolving power" the sensor + lens can do. If it can really output a full 160 million pixels in crisp detail, why would they not show some 100% image crops? Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any real image samples.

-Mike Pauza

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